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Press Reviews and Ads. – “Les Feux Follets.” – 1965-1972.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn33974
Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055; 2; 00768
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055
Series No.
2
File No.
00768
Storage Location
3-2G
CTN 024
Language
English
Name Access
Gesser, Sam, 1930-2008
Subjects
Les Feux Follets
Dance companies
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Press. – Various Montreal Presentations. – 1956-2007.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34016
Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055; 2; 00811
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055
Series No.
2
File No.
00811
Storage Location
3-2E
CTN 025
Language
English
Name Access
Gesser, Sam, 1930-2008
Subjects
Theatrical Productions.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34138
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
12 metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1256
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the working documents, photographs and ephemera of the Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association, both before and after the merger of the institution. Material covers subject areas such as the general administration, staffing and Board governance of the "Y", the running of spo…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
12 metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the working documents, photographs and ephemera of the Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association, both before and after the merger of the institution. Material covers subject areas such as the general administration, staffing and Board governance of the "Y", the running of sports and fitness, summer camps, arts, leisure and religious programming as well as educational initiatives and special events. These documents take the form of: typed documents, handwritten documents, photographs, playbills, posters and blueprints.
Fonds No.
1256
History Biographical
The Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) and the Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YWHA) were both founded in 1910 to serve the “social, cultural, recreational, physical and intellectual needs” of the Jewish community in Montreal, to quote the Y’s Mission Statement. This community centre has had many locations over the years, including buildings on St. Urbain, Mount Royal and the current location on Westbury Avenue, also known as the Snowdon Y. A second location was opened in Pierrefonds to serve members living in the West Island area. The YMHA and YWHA were amalgamated in 1950 when the new branch opened on Westbury. The YM-YWHA as a recreational organization offers diverse programming and facilities including gyms, a swimming pool, and sports such as wrestling, tennis and baseball. The YM-YWHA also offered musical programs, such as the singing Minstrels and an orchestra, as well as clubs, such as the Duplicate Bridge Club and Public Speaking Club. Tournaments were frequently put on during the Y’s history both for clubs and sporting events. Several education initiatives have taken place as well, including an Evening High School, Friday night lectures for adults and the participation of Montreal Jewish literary legends such as A.M. Klein, who gave lectures and presentations to Y members. Summer day camps have also been an integral part of the Y’s programming, including the popular Y Urban Camp, which began during the 1930s. Over the past 100 years the Y has served as a gathering place for the Montreal Jewish Community, meeting the needs of their members from all walks of life, whether it is immigrants, working-class citizens, or professionals.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Hebrew
Acquisition Source
YM-YWHA
Custodial History
Materials were transfered from the YM-YWHA on Westbury to the JPL
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some Copyright restictions may apply.
Accession No.
10 - 004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Religious Services and Activities

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34151
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1256; 9
Scope and Content
There were religious services held at the Y, most notably for the High Holidays. The Y had a synagogue, a Junior Congregation and other activities such as Oneg Shabbat programs. This series also contains seating plans and financial documents.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
There were religious services held at the Y, most notably for the High Holidays. The Y had a synagogue, a Junior Congregation and other activities such as Oneg Shabbat programs. This series also contains seating plans and financial documents.
Fonds No.
1256
Series No.
9
Language
English
Hebrew
Access Restriction
Some privacy laws may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some copyright laws may apply.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34235
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
27.3 linear metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1061
Scope and Content
General information about the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, but also specific records about different events that occurred in it and/or were organized by it. There are multiple files about plays with detailed descriptions about the budgets, the scripts and the costumes to name a few. Exhibitions’ …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
27.3 linear metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
General information about the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, but also specific records about different events that occurred in it and/or were organized by it. There are multiple files about plays with detailed descriptions about the budgets, the scripts and the costumes to name a few. Exhibitions’ explanations are also available to the interest of the public. Festival programs such as Family and Puppet Festival and activities such as Artapalooza are also in the Fonds. Grant proposals, donations by individuals and businesses, overall budgets, renovation information, letters between the centre and other institutions or people related to the centre and its activities, etc.
Fonds No.
1061
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Initially funded by the Bronfman family and named for matriarch Saidye to honor her many years of deep and active interest in the arts and the YM-YWHA, the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts was inaugurated on September 24, 1967 as a non-profit cultural centre for the arts. The centre was home to an art gallery, theatres staging English, French and Yiddish language productions; the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and the Youth Institute. It also housed the School of Fine Arts where classrooms were established as well as fine arts studios, dance and acting classes. The purpose the Centre was ‘to bring together in the common pursuit of learning and exploration men and women of all ages, religions, races, language or ethnic origins who identify with the mosaic of cultures which make up our province and our country.’ The art gallery was known internationally for its innovative leadership and excellence in contemporary art. Canadian, as well as international artists showed their multi-media exhibitions in the 3 500 square foot gallery. The Saidye Bronfman Centre hosted different shows and plays for older as well as younger audiences. Many plays were shown in the Yiddish Theatre to a larger public. There were also plays for children mostly organized by the Youth Institute which hosted stand-up comedy and activities for a younger audience. Artapalooza which was organized annually was also very popular and children participated heavily in the many activities related to it. The theatres of the SBC played an important role in the Montreal Jewish Community since ‘the Yiddish Theatre and its founder, Dora Wasserman [were] the recipients of many awards in recognition of the essential role they play in preserving the Yiddish language and cultural heritage.’ The School of Fine attracted people who were passionate about painting, photography, jewellery and much more. The School held sculpture symposiums and numerous photographs and painting exhibitions in order to show diverse projects in a myriad of mediums and subjects. It offered courses to approximately 1 000 students, ranging from novice to advanced levels. In the last year of its existence, the Saidye Bronfman Centre went through a major change. According to Kalichman, co-president of the YM-YWHA, a complex series of pressures led to the changes as well as financial issues for the Centre’s three entities; the gallery, the theatre and the School of Fine Arts. These pressures meant that these entities were directly competing for funding. Eventually these pressures led to the closure of the Saidye Bronfman Centre as it was under the administration of the YM-YWHA and the founding of the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts at the ‘Saidye’. The new centre has a new focal point concentrating strictly on performing arts. Because of this, the decision was made to close the School of Fine Arts and to discontinue the art gallery from the Segal Centre.
Language
English
French
Custodial History
The collection came from the Saidye Bronfman Centre and the YM-YWHA.
Access Restriction
Privacy laws may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright laws may apply
Subjects
Saidye Bronfman Centre [Montreal, Quebec].
Renovation
Buildings
Theatrical Productions.
School of Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Youth Institute
Art gallery
Correspondence
Administrative information
Marketing
Publicity
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Poster : Paper : Printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 35 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Poster : Paper : Printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 35 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 26, 1974
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Hebrew
Notes
1 page, single--sided. Folded two times horizontally. Document is a poster advertising a memorial rally commemorating the 29th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe. Event was organized by the Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression, and was simultaneously a rally in solidarity with Syrian Jewry. Narrative: The Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression, formerly the Association of Former Concentration Camp Inmates, Survivors of Nazi Oppression, was founded circa 1960 in Montreal. Many of its members were founding members of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.
Accession No.
2014X.04.07
Name Access
Zablow, Lou
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Poster : Paper : Printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 23,5 cm x W: 13,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Poster : Paper : Printed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 23,5 cm x W: 13,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 19, 1973
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
French
Hebrew
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Document advertises a memorial meeting commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Event organized by the Jewish Labor Committee Unions and Societies, the Workmen's Circle, and the "Bund" Jewish Social Organization. Event featured guests Vladka Meed and Professor John P. Humphrey.
Accession No.
2014X.04.14
Name Access
Zablow, Lou
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Maurice Shenkier and Family

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76588
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 11,8 cm x W: 9,1 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 11,8 cm x W: 9,1 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
December 30, 1979
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Color photograph. An outdoor scene, in which a family is standing on the grass in front of their house. There are three women and one man. The man is holding up a sign that reads Dec. 30th, 1979. Those depicted in the photograph are Maurice Shenkier, his wife and his two daughters.
Accession No.
2000.84.04
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Farborgene Profilen

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76750
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound, graphic arts : blue, yellow, green, grey, white, black ; Ht: 21.5 cm x W: 14.5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound, graphic arts : blue, yellow, green, grey, white, black ; Ht: 21.5 cm x W: 14.5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1978
Creator
Basch, Eliezer
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
263 pages, hardcover book with blue cover. Dust jacket is dark yellow with green and white writing. On the dust jacket cover is a sketched image of a woman lying in bed looking at six young boys at the foot of her bed. Image of the author on inside flap of dust jacket. Narrative: Donor is Eva Basch, the daughter of Eliezer Basch and Blanka Wiener. Eliezer and Blanka were engaged and escaped together in 1940 to the USSR where they were arrested as political opponents and separated. Eliezer was sent to Siberia (he was liberated in 1948), Blanka was sent to Kazakhstan (liberated 1947). They reunited in Budapest in 1948 where one of Eliezer’s brothers still lived.They later went to DP camp in Münich where they got new ID papers (changed birth dates and official location of wedding). Eliezer and Blanka Immigrated to Canada via Halifax in 1950. They stayed in Montreal for a short time (Eliezer had a sister there), then moved to Kingston where Eliezer’s brother had a store and lived in Napanee until 1953. In 1953, they moved back to Montreal where Eva could have access to Jewish education. Blanka was a waitress and Eliezer worked different jobs including in an insurance company. Eliezer was the Executive Director of the Labour Zionist organization. They bought a yarn store on St. Laurent bvd, called “Magasin de fibres L.B” (now La Bobineuse on Mont-Royal East) which they managed until they retired.
Accession No.
2013.15.02
Name Access
Basch, Eva
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Program : Paper : Printed : ink : grey ; Ht: 8,75 in. x W: 4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Program : Paper : Printed : ink : grey ; Ht: 8,75 in. x W: 4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 16, 1979
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
2 sided. Program of official opening ceremony of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. One sides is printed with program and the other side with the names of committe members. Guest speaker was Emil Fackenheim Narrative: Committee is composed of Steven Cummings (chairman), Aaron Ain, Aba Beer, Steven Birnbaum, Joanne Cummings, Susanne Cummings, Faigie Edelstein, Anna Kallee, Penny Kolb, Julie Nattel, Isaac Pïasetski, Helen Silberstein, Joel Simms, Nancy Simms, Paul Trepman, Robert Vineberg, Lawrence Yelin, Lou Zablow, Randi Zittrer, Robert Zittrer C.. also named are Janet Blatter (Curator), Eliasoph and Berkowitz Architects, Guest speaker Emil Ludwig Fackenheim (1916-2003) was a Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi. He was born in Halle, Germany and was arrested during the 1938 November pogroms (known as Kristallnacht). He was intenrned at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp until he escaped with his younger brother Wolfgang to Great Britain. Fackenheim was sent to Canada in 1940 as an "enemy alien" and interned at an internment camp near Sherbrooke, Quebec. After his release he served ad intermim Rabbi in Hamilton, Ontario (1943-1948). He received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with a dissertation on Medieval Arabic Philosophy (1945) and became Professor of Philosophy (1948–1984). He emigrated to Israel in 1984.
Accession No.
2011X.58.212
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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